2021 Physicians Agenda

ACRO Annual Meeting
The Radiation Oncology Summit
2021 VIRTUAL | February 24 – 27

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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Time (ET)SessionsSpeaker
10:00amUpdate on Coding & ReimbursementRon DiGiaimo, MBA, FACHE
Chairman & CEO

Teri Bedard, B.A., R.T (R)(T), CPC
Executive Director, Client & Corporate Resources
11:00amWelcome and IntroductionSheila Rege, MD, FACRO, President, ACRO
11:30amKeynote Address - Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Learn about AMA efforts during the COVID crisis, update on COVID-19 vaccine, and how the pandemic has changed healthcare for the future followed by a Q&A period. Susan Bailey, MD
President, American Medical Association (AMA)
12:30pmLuther Brady Lecture: Beam On! Shedding Light on Social Justice, Race Relations, and Healthcare DisparitiesPanelists:
Dwight E. Heron, MD, MBA, FACRO, FACR
Radiation Oncology
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Mack Roach III, MD,
Professor of Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology and Urology
University of California, San Francisco

Iris Gibbs, MD, FACR, FASTRO,
Professor of Radiation Oncology (Radiation Therapy) and, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery
Stanford University Medical Center

Karen M. Winkfield, MD, PhD,
Executive Director, Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance (MVA)
1:30pmBreak with Exhibitors
2:00pmManagement of Oropharyngeal Cancer in 2021: Radiation, TORS, and De-EscalationDavid Palma, MD, PhD, FRCPC
Professor, Western University
Clinician Scientist, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
Radiation Oncologist, London Health Sciences Centre
3:00pmSkin in the Game: A Review of the Role of Radiotherapy in the Management of Non-Melanomatous Skin Cancer
Radiotherapy for Early Stage Non-Melanoma Skin CancersParag Sanghvi, MD, MSPH
Professor and Vice Chair of Department of Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences
UC San Diego School of Medicine
Radiotherapy for Cutaneous Squamous and Basal Cell Carcinomas with Perineural InvasionWilliam M. Mendenhall, MD
University of Florida Radiation Oncology College of Medicine
4:00pmBreak with Exhibitors
4:30pmSymposia Sponsored by PER: Medical Crossfire®: Radiation and Medical Oncology Assess Immuno-Oncology Strategies in Stage III NSCLC

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Time (ET)SessionsSpeakers
10:00amSymposium supported by Novocure
11:00am When and How to do Regional Nodal RT for Breast Cancer
Treatment planning considerations in regional nodal irradiation (RNI) and post-mastectomy radiation therapy (PMRT)Atif Jalees Kahn, MD, MS,
Radiation Oncology,
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Contouring for Locally Advanced Breast CancerShannon MacDonald, MD
Associate Professor
Harvard Medical School
12:00pmContouring Symposium including Recent Contouring Guildelines Update
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Bethany M. Anderson, MD
Associate Professor
University of Wisconsin

William A. Hall, MD
Associate Professor
Medical College of Wisconsin
1:00pmBreak with Exhibitors & Abstract Discussions
2:00pmBringing leading edge prostate cancer radiotherapy into your practice
Integration MRI in the clinical care of patients with Prostate CancerCynthia Ménard, MD
University of Montreal Hospital Research Center (CRCHUM) Québec, Canada
Clinical Implementation of Gene Expression Biomarkers in the Radiation Oncology ClinicDaniel Spratt, MD
Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
University of Michigan Medicine
3:00pm Optimizing Nodal RT for Uterocervical Cancer - Dose and Volume
Endometrial cancer radiation therapy: Refining the molecular and anatomic targetAnn H. Klopp, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Nodal treatment for cervical cancerSushil Beriwal, MD, MBA, FASTRO, FABS
Hillman Cancer Center at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
4:00pm Break with Exhibitors
4:30pmSymposium supported by Varian
5:30pm Abstract Discussion

Friday, February 26, 2021

Time (ET)SessionsSpeakers
10:00am Symposium supported by AstraZeneca
11:00amNew tools and treatment options for the management of oligometastatic prostate cancer
The Evolving Role Of Molecular Imaging In The Diagnosis And Management Of Oligometastatic Prostate CancerRyan Phillips, MD PhD
The Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN
Impact of Next Generation Imaging on Oligometastatic Prostate Cancer: Lessons from PSMA PETPhuoc T. Tran, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Baltimore, MD
12:00pmProton Therapy: Where we are, where we're going, and how we're going to get there
Status of Proton Therapy Centers in the US and Clinical TrialsShannon MacDonald, MD
Associate Professor
Harvard Medical School
Proton Therapy Research: Current State and Future ImplicationsJ. Isabelle Choi, MD
Clinical Director, Director of Research, The New York Proton Center
Assistant Member, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Charles B. Simone, II, MD, FACRO
Chief Medical Officer
New York Proton Center

Steven J. Frank, MD
Professor of Radiation Oncology
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
1:00pmBreak with Exhibitors & Abstract Discussions
2:00pm Personalized Treatment in Breast Cancer: Individualizing Breast Irradiation Using Genomic Testing and Pathology
Genomics Testing in Breast Radiotherapy Treatment DecisionsWendy Woodward, MD, PhD
Professor and Chief of the Clinical Breast Radiotherapy Service, Department of Radiation Oncology
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
APBI - When and HowChirag Shah, MD
Radiation Oncology
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio
3:00pmBiologics in Sarcoma & Managing Young Adult Sarcoma Patients
Targeted Biologics in Soft Tissue SarcomaPhilip Wong, MSc, MD, FRCPC
Department of Radiation Oncology
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Evolution of Radiation Treatment Paradigms in Adolescent and Young Adult SarcomasStephanie Terezakis, MD
Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
University of Minnesota
4:00pmBreak with Exhibitors
4:30pmSymposium TBA
5:30pm Abstract Discussion
6:30pmResident Program:

Difficult Cases
Job Hunt Panel
SBRT Speed Networking

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Time (ET)SessionsSpeakers
8:00am Resident Program
Employment Contract NegotiationProfessor Levenstein
Review of ACRO Resident Scholarship Projects & Winners
12:00pm The Evolution of Multidisciplinary Lung Cancer Treatment
Current Evidence & Treatment Approaches for Small Cell Lung CancerKristen Higgins, MD
Associate Professor
Winship Cancer Institute
Emory University
Atlanta, GA
Emerging Paradigms in Oligometastatic NSCLCDaniel Gomez , MD, MBA
Director, Thoracic Radiation Oncology; Chief of Radiation Oncology, Manhattan Service
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
1:00pm Novel Therapeutic Approaches for GI Malignancies
Targeting Pancreatic Cancer: Combining Technology with BiologyAlbert C. Koong, MD, PhD,
The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
Is there still a role for RT in localized gastric cancer?Abraham J. Wu, MD
Residency Program Director
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
2:00pm Awards Presentation
2:30pmExpert Approaches to Patient Selection and Treatment of Common Nervous System Tumors
The Management and Treatment of Primary Brain Tumors: Meningioma; What are the ControversiesMinesh Mehta, MD
Deputy Director and Chief of Radiation Oncology
Miami Cancer Institute
Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Surgery for Brain MetastasesIris Gibbs, MD, FACR, FASTRO,
Professor of Radiation Oncology (Radiation Therapy) and, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery
Stanford University Medical Center
Spinal SBRT: Patient Selection and Multi-disciplinary ManagementAmol J. Ghia, MD
Associate Professor and Director of Spine Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SSRS) in the Central Nervous System (CNS) Service of the Department of Radiation Oncology
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
4:00pmBusiness & Economics
ACRO AccreditationJaroslaw T. Hepel, MD, FACRO
Director of Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Rhode Island Hospital, and Associate Professor, Departments of Radiation Oncology and Neurosurgery, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
The 117th Congress and the Biden Administration,
ACRO Government Relations & Economics Committee Update, & ACRO PAC
Dwight Heron, MD, FACRO, FACR
System Medical Director for Oncology Services at Bon Secours Mercy Health

Andrew Woods
Chairman, Liberty Partners Group, LLC

Jason McKitrick
Principal, Liberty Partners Group, LLC

Tarita Thomas, MD
Associate Professor at Loyola University Chicago
ACRO-RSS Distinction in RadiosurgerySimon Lo, MB, ChB, FACR, FASTRO
Professor and Vice Chair of Strategic Planning at the University of Washington Department of Radiation Oncology

Stanley H. Benedict, PhD, FAAPM
Professor and Vice Chair of Clinical Physics & Professor Biomedical Engineering Graduate Group, University of California at Davis Cancer Center, Department of Radiation Oncology



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